Velo Bella-Kona has announce its Elite Road team roster for 2006. The squad has been created from Velo Bella talent and additions from the former Ford-Basis Cycling Team, and will be led by Olympian and two-time US national champ Nicole "Snerf" Freedman, a racer known as much for her successful career, leadership skills and coaching talents as for her hilarious way of relating the sport of cycling to the outside world. As well as racing, Freedman will also be hosting Velo Bella-Kona sponsored ‘women's racing' clinics in order to help Velo Bella-Kona fulfil its goals of bringing new female riders into the peloton.
Filling out the roster will be Velo Bella-Kona racers with solid 2005 seasons: Hiroko Shimada, Jennifer Chapman, Jane Zeigler and talented time-trial specialists Kele Murdin (formerly of Ford Basis) and Jennifer Joynt, both fresh faces to the Velo Bella-Kona organization. Wendy Simms and Kristin Danielson are even planning a few guest appearances from the Velo Bella-Kona Pro MTB team.